Nadiya Hussain to marry husband again
Nadiya Hussain wants to marry her husband - again.
The 'Great British Bake Off' winner tied the knot with her lover Abdal 11 years ago in Bangladesh through an arranged marriage, having only met once before the special day, but the couple are now hoping to reaffirm their vows with a traditional British wedding later this year.
The 31-year-old baking enthusiast said: "We're married Islamically but we've never done the proper vows here.
"So we're talking about making it all 'official'. It's a great excuse for a party."
It will also give the baking star - who was given the honour of designing Britain's Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday orange drizzle treat - the chance to make her own wedding cake as the first time round they didn't have one.
Despite not knowing each other that well when they got hitched, the happy couple - who have three children - made the best out of their situation and, although it's not been an "easy" ride, Nadiya considers them to be the "lucky ones."
She told the Daily Mail newspaper: "Marriage isn't easy, especially when you don't know each other very well. We got married six months after meeting.
"There were definitely times when I could have said: 'I'm done. I'm not enjoying this any more'. But we've always been very happy. We're one of the lucky ones."
Nadiya also praised Abdal for always been her "biggest support" throughout her time on 'GBBO' last year.
She said: "He's definitely been my biggest support throughout all of this, and he's had to take on a very different role at home. He irons clothes now, feeds the kids and does the dishes. No relationship is 50/50, as someone always gives a little bit more. At the moment he's the one giving a lot more."
And he was the one who told her to apply for the baking show and without him she admits she probably wouldn't have had the "confidence" to do it.
She added: "My husband told me to apply two years ago and I said, 'No, I can't do it'.
"I didn't have the confidence. To be fair, I still didn't when I applied last year.
"But he filled out the application form without me, so I didn't really have a choice.
"Then, when I got in, I picked up the phone three times to tell them I didn't want to do it.
"But Abdal said to me, 'You've been at home for the past ten years looking after the children. When are you going to do something for you?'."